Dr. Kevin E. Hudson
Meet Dr. Hudson
Dr. Hudson started his healthcare career in 1992 working as a Certified Nursing Assistant to put himself through Nursing School at Lewis Clark State College. In 1995, Dr. Hudson graduated with an Associate of Science in Nursing, and in 1996 he completed his Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing. For several years, Dr. Hudson worked full-time as a Registered Nurse while continuing his pre-doctoral coursework. In 2003, Dr. Hudson earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the Creighton University School of Dentistry.
Upon graduation, he entered into full-time military service and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. After completing residency in Advanced Education General Dentistry, Dr. Hudson was attached to the U. S. Marines stationed in Twentynine Palms, California where he was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal. Dr. Hudson completed residency in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, at Naval Medical Center San Diego, graduating in 2010. He was then assigned to duty as the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, where he was awarded his first Navy Commendation Medal. After serving two years aboard the USS Nimitz, he was selected to become the Chief of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Naval Hospital Bremerton.
During his tenure, as an active member of the Directorate for Surgical Services, he was awarded his second Navy Commendation Medal. After more than 13 years of active duty military service, Dr. Hudson transitioned to full time private practice at Yakima Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Hudson has certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support as well as Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He has been a member of the American Dental Association since 2000, a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Hudson maintains active specialty licensing in the state of Washington and is also licensed to provide General Anesthesia.
Dr. Hudson enjoys spending time with his wife Heather, whom he married in 1992, and their three children. As a family, they love to explore local culture & cuisines and visit with family and friends abroad. Dr. Hudson is equally at home whether sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows with the kids, sipping a hot cup of coffee at the local coffeehouse or going out on an adventure! (He especially enjoys hiking, backpacking, mountaineering and snowboarding.)